Mobily sponsors E-Commerce World Exhibition in Riyadh

The E-Commerce World Exhibition was held from Dec.10-12 at Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.
Updated 24 December 2018
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Mobily sponsors E-Commerce World Exhibition in Riyadh

Mobily participated as a technical sponsor in the E-Commerce World Exhibition, which was held at Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh recently. The exhibition targeted governmental bodies, the logistics sector, app designers, telecom and technical companies, e-stores, individuals interested in e-commerce and digital marketing, communication sector initiatives, and both public and private sector entities that are contributing in achieving the National Transformation Program 2020.

During a workshop titled “E-business Assisted Technology and Communication Tools,” Tahani Al-Fawzan, executive director of digital channels at Mobily, said the telecom operator is also providing the services available in its branches through its online store in an easy and reliable manner. He said such an initiative provides internet technologies and facilitates access to technology through the online store and self-service devices.

Al-Fawzan added that besides its investment in technology, Mobily invests in human capital and manpower by providing new job opportunities and empowering Saudi men and women to reach higher positions in the digital sales department. 

“Mobily is sponsoring and supporting many events that directly contribute in promoting the culture of entrepreneurship among young men and women, thus contributing to the advancement of development,” the company said in a press release.


Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 March 2019
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Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.